THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE SEASIDE AIR
 
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When you're by the sea, what is it makes you feel so fine?
It's the air, I tell you, it's the air.
There's 'Oxo' in the oxygen and 'Bovril' in the brine,
You talk about your dumbells and your best port-wine.
Your heart begins to palpitate, your nose begins to shine,
You feel your lungs expanding as you walk along the shore
You wish you had two noses so that you could sniff up more.

Chorus: There's something in the seaside air,
Makes you feel that you don't care.
There must be something in the seaside air,
That makes you want to do the things you do, do there.
What is it makes the girls so bright and breezey?
Longing to be cuddled everywhere.
What is that makes them, squeezable...
Teasable?... It's feasible...
Something in the seaside air.

What makes 'Saintly' Sammy quite forget his Sunday class,
It's the air, dear brethren, it's the air.
And what makes Pa forget his gout and say, 'You can sup here!'
He had some shrimps and with the briney atmosphere.
He gets a thirst at probably, a thousand pounds a year
And then you see while three old folk might take him home to bed
With seaweed in his whiskers and a boy's pail on his head.

Chorus: There's something in the seaside air,
Makes you feel that you don't care.
There must be something in the seaside air,
That makes you want to do the things you do, do there.
What is it makes the girls so bright and breezey?
Longing to be cuddled everywhere.
What is that makes them it hard for you,
To remember who you're married to?
Something in the seaside air.

Chorus: There's something in the seaside air,
Makes you feel that you don't care.
There must be something in the seaside air,
That makes you want to do the things you do, do there.
What is it makes the girls so bright and breezey?
Longing to be cuddled everywhere.
What makes those with blouses on,
Kiss anything with trousers on?
Something in the seaside air.

 
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Written and composed by R.P. Weston - 1911
Performed by Whit Cunliffe (1876-1966)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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